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I just candled my eggs, quitter picture. (Graphic Photo)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Birdys Barnyard, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Birdys Barnyard

    Birdys Barnyard Out Of The Brooder

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    I just candles 29 eggs for the first time, 25 are developing. This is after taking 7 days to ship by the USPS and arriving when it was -5 degrees. I cracked open the 4 bad ones and this is one of them. Is this around Day 2?

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  2. Birdys Barnyard

    Birdys Barnyard Out Of The Brooder

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    The other 3 just had blood rings.
     
  3. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
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    to me it looks like between day 3 and 5

    what day are the eggs on?
     
  4. Birdys Barnyard

    Birdys Barnyard Out Of The Brooder

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    They are on Day 11.
     
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  5. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
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    oh yea then id say that baby stop between day 3 and 5

    i have had a few do that as well.. with no reason as to why
     
  6. Birdys Barnyard

    Birdys Barnyard Out Of The Brooder

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    They only thing now that worries me is that the air cells are extremely big, low humidity perhaps?
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Air cells are supposed to get bigger as the incubation progresses.
     
  8. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you know where to find that chart with air cell sizes on different days?
     
  9. Birdys Barnyard

    Birdys Barnyard Out Of The Brooder

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    I remember seeing a chart at one time but cannot find it for the life of me. The air cell looks like it almost 35% of the egg volume.
     
  10. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    this isn't the website pics but i found this.. i hope it helps [​IMG]


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